Job Descriptions

Information Desks

Do you love customer service and connecting people with the resources they need? Then this is the job for you. Responsibilities include circulating materials and assisting library users. This is a great opportunity to engage in problem-solving, strengthen your interpersonal skills, and become more familiar with the UNH campus and community.

Students will work 10-12 hours a week, including one night shift and one weekend shift.

Dean's Office

Duties include clerical work, answering the phone, forwarding phone calls, taking messages, sorting mail, delivering office supplies, and typing. You may be asked to deliver paperwork to departments on campus and complete small projects for other departments in the library.

Applicants should have good computer and customer service skills, the ability to deal with both the general public and university employees and the ability to handle several projects at once.

This position does not require any weekend or evening hours but lunch coverage (noon -2 p.m.  or 11 a.m.-1 p.m.) 5 days a week is preferred.

Resource Sharing & Collection Management

Student workers in Resource Sharing and Collection Management work at least 10 hours per week on weekdays between 8 a.m.- 4:30p.m., Monday through Friday.

Duties include (but are not limited to) daily support of the library's mail services (incoming and outgoing), digitizing library materials using a scanner and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, working in the library stacks (paging, shelving, moving materials, searching for misplaced items, etc.), performing searches in library-related software, and organizing/inventorying data in Microsoft Excel.  Most tasks are situated in Dimond Library, but students may be asked to work with materials in the branch libraries or our remote storage building.

Student workers must be conscientious and self-starting, with good and consistent attention to detail. Students should be comfortable with computers (particularly search engines and spreadsheets), able to lift 25-50 pound boxes, maneuver fully loaded book trucks, and perform tasks that involve lifting, reaching, grasping, stepping up and down, and kneeling. While there is little direct interaction with the public in our office, students will interact quite a bit with other library units and customer service skills are essential for assisting patrons in the stacks.

Scholarly Communication

The Scholarly Communication unit maintains the library’s Digital Collections and the Scholars’ Repository. Students will work approximately 10 hours a week. Shifts fall between 8 a.m.-4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Student workers must be conscientious, detail oriented, and able to follow instructions. Experience with Photoshop and Excel a plus but not mandatory. Main duties include digitizing library materials using a scanner and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, image manipulation/clean-up using Photoshop, document conversion (TIFF to PDF), data entry using Microsoft Excel, and task documentation for project management tracking. Training and supervision is provided.

Special Collections & Archives

Students assist with the processing of manuscripts, university records and photograph collections, which includes organizing, preserving, and describing materials according to established archival practices. Other job duties include paging materials, making photocopies or scans, shelving materials, shifting books or boxes, data entry, and occasionally assisting with department events.

Our student assistants are expected to be able to work independently with little supervision. They must be detail oriented, able to follow instructions, and maintain confidentiality. A work schedule is typically ten hours a week between 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.